Hays and ICM Partner to Deliver Enhanced Recruitment Services

By Hays, PRNE
Monday, August 9, 2010

LONDON, August 10, 2010 - Hays has announced the signing of an exclusive partnership
with the Institute of Credit Management to provide members with enhanced

Hays Accountancy & Finance, the leading recruiting expert, has signed an
exclusive partnership with the Institute of Credit Management (ICM) to
provide members with an enhanced, dedicated recruitment service.
Complementing its existing strategic partnership to provide recruitment
services outside of ICM's core scope, as a Corporate Partner Hays will offer
members additional priority services.

ICM members will continue to benefit from Hays' regional network of
offices and access to the latest job opportunities. As Corporate Partner,
Hays will also offer members a priority service, which will include essential
information in an annual salary guide, careers advice from expert recruiters
and Hays will host exclusive national and regional networking events, which
will include speakers such as ICM's Chief Executive, Philip King. As part of
the partnership Hays has also confirmed that it will be a sponsor of the ICM
regional roadshows and the ICM Awards.

ICM has previously worked with Hays (www.hays.co.uk/) to develop
an online skills test, which already forms part of every candidate's
screening and registration process when they register with Hays. It provides
employers with extra information about jobseekers and additional insight into
how well suited a candidate is to a role, thereby giving employers added
confidence that they are recruiting the best candidate.

Ceinwen Wilson (nee Walker), Credit Control Business Director
at Hays, comments: "This exclusive partnership demonstrates our commitment to
the industry, allowing us to continue to meet the complex needs of credit
control professionals. As a Corporate Partner, we look forward to working
even more closely with ICM and offering members a priority service so they
have access to essential information which will help them progress their

Philip King, Chief Executive at ICM, adds: "Employers value
the skills provided by professional bodies and it is appropriate therefore
that we team with the market leaders who are best placed to service that
need. Our partnership with Hays continues to evolve so that we can better
meet the needs of our members, providing them with access to the latest
opportunities and exclusive, priority services."

For further information or to access current credit control jobs
(www.hays.co.uk/accountancy/creditcontrol/index.aspx) please visit:

About Hays

Hays plc (the "Group") is the leading global specialist recruiting group.
It is the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people
worldwide, being the market leader in the UK and Australia and one of the
market leaders in Continental Europe. It operates across the private and
public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary

The Group employs over 6,700 staff operating from 345 offices in 28
countries across 17 specialisms including banking jobs, interior design jobs
(www.hays.co.uk/architecture/interiordesign/index.aspx), admin jobs
(www.hays.co.uk/officesupport/administrator/) and health and safety
jobs (www.hays.co.uk/hs).

    For the year ended 30 June 2009:

    - the Group had revenues of GBP2.4 billion, net fees of GBP670.8 million
      and operating profit of GBP158.0 million;

    - the Group placed around 50,000 candidates into permanent jobs and
      around 300,000 people into temporary assignments;

    - the temporary placement business represented 56% of net fees and the
      permanent placement business represented 44% of net fees;

    - Hays operates in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium,
      Brazil, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany,
      Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the
      Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain,
      Sweden, Switzerland, UAE and United Kingdom.

    For further press information please contact:

    Alexandra Tucker
    2nd Floor
    Stockley House
    130 Wilton Road
    SW1V 1LQ

Alexandra Tucker, Hays, 2nd Floor, Stockley House, 130 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LQ, +44(0)20-7259-8821

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